Specialty food shops such as spice, cheese and gourmet shops need retail food licenses. Depending on the state, county and city, these can amount to up to eight different licenses and permits. Retailers must also submit retail food plans and adhere to environmental health regulations in order to stay in business.
The center of the Civil Rights Movement and the home of Rosa Parks is now a much quieter city, generally off the national and international stage. With Montgomery's controversial past behind it or at least in dormancy, the city has returned to being a thriving center of Southern Agriculture. Montgomery processes large amounts of crops such as cotton, peanuts, and soybeans. The city's economy is furthered by some light manufacturing. Luckily for Montgomery entrepreneurs, city licensing requirements are few. Most regulated businesses process compliance auditing via Montgomery's main business license application process. However, Alabama's many complex licenses still apply and can require a business to need numerous licenses and permits.